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US student loan bill signed into law in rare show of bipartisan compromise

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compromise would be just the first step in a broader, concerted fight to rein in the costs of a college education.<p>Encircled by lawmakers from both parties in the oval …

Same-Sex Social Security Payments Begin for Some Married Couples

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Social Security Administration has started payments on some retirement spouse claims for …

Washington, Meet Twitter#PAC

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Twitter has its very own political action committee and appointed lobbyist in Washington as of …

Burglars return stolen goods to group that helps sexual assault survivors

The returned loot came with a note saying, “We hope you can continue to make a difference in people’s lives”<p>In what could be the nicest (and strangest) story you'll read all day, a group of thieves who lifted several computers from a Los Angeles office building returned the stolen goods after …

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Obama To Millennials Stuck Living At Home: I've Got Nothing For You

His answer to a question from a recent college graduate should be gut churning for Millennials to listen to.<p>The question of interest was from a recent grad who is still stuck living with his parents, a situation endured by one in three Millennials. He wanted to know what the president planned to do …

Undercover footage reveals more crazy “crisis pregnancy center” lies

<b>Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (AP/Steve Helber)</b><p>“If you have an abortion, you will see that child’s soul again in the future,” said one counselor<p>Katie McDonough<p>August 7, 2013 6:58pm (UTC)<p>Crisis pregnancy centers lie to women, and now there is more audio to prove it.<p>A counseling session …

For Curtis Flowers, Mississippi Is Still Burning

A death row inmate maintains his innocence in the face of six deeply flawed trials<p>On July 30th, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) …

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Americans with disabilities may be the best workers no one’s hiring

Walgreens actually prefers disabled employees because they’re more efficient workers, explains a new report<p>Walgreens and now a report by the National Governors Association show businesses can benefit by seeing disabled workers not as charity cases but employees with uncommon qualities that can …

Decades After Henrietta Lacks' Death, Family Gets A Say On Her Cells

Morning Edition talks with NIH's Dr. Francis Collins<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>The family of the late Henrietta Lacks finally got the chance to weigh in on how scientists use cells taken from her — without consent — more than 60 years ago.<p>The National Institutes of Health and the Lacks family …

Family planning services saved the U.S. $10.5 billion, prevented 760,000 abortions in 2010

Surprise! Basic access to contraception saves taxpayers a ton of money each year and helps prevent abortions<p>Publicly funded family planning services, the kind currently being gutted by state lawmakers across the country, saved the government $10.5 billion and helped women prevent 2.2 million …

U.S. Spends $24 Million On ‘Propaganda Plane’ Few Can See or Hear – Foreign Policy

It’s difficult to find a more wasteful government program.<p>For the last six years, the U.S. government has spent more than $24 million to fly a plane around Cuba and beam American-sponsored TV programming to the island’s inhabitants. But every day the plane flies, the government in Havana jams its …

Major opinion shifts, in the US and Congress, on NSA surveillance and privacy

Numerous polls taken since our reporting on previously secret NSA activities first began have strongly suggested major public opinion shifts in how …